...As CEO of a company that is committed to creating more equity in health care, I am honored to launch this program.
LEHI, Utah (PRWEB) August 19, 2020
CareerStep, the Allied Health training division of Carrus, today announced the inaugural launch of a scholarship program specifically for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) who want to begin or grow their careers in the healthcare industry. Four scholarship winners will be able to select any CareerStep program and receive additional AdvantEDGE mentoring throughout their programs. Four semi-finalists will receive a $1,000 credit toward the CareerStep program of their choice.
“Research from The Department of Health and Human Services shows that today’s healthcare workforce is not diverse, yet studies show patient satisfaction increases when there is more diversity amongst healthcare workers,” said Misty Frost, CEO of Carrus. “As CEO of a company that is committed to creating more equity in health care, I am honored to launch this program.”
Scholarship submissions are open from today through 5:00 p.m. MT on Dec.10, 2020, or until 500 submissions are received, whichever comes first. Semi-finalists will be announced on Jan. 11, 2021, and winners will be announced on Feb. 1, 2021. The scholarship submission process includes providing general contact information and responding to a series of brief essay questions. Judging will be led by members of the Carrus team and the UT Black Chamber of Commerce.
“At the Chamber, we see many people who are looking to change careers at this time, but often lack the resources and support to succeed,” said James Jackson III, founder of the UT Black Chamber of Commerce. “We proudly support this scholarship program and are pleased to participate in the judging process, ultimately empowering eight learners to change their careers, and lives, for the better.”
With a variety of healthcare programs on offer, scholarship winners will also receive personalized coaching throughout their chosen program. With CareerStep’s AdvantEDGE support program, learners have expanded resources including a personalized learner action plan, one-on-one training sessions, and time-management tools.
To apply, complete the scholarship submission form at https://bit.ly/2ClhSmk before 5:00 p.m. MT on Thursday, December 10, 2020. To learn more about the scholarship program, including official rules, visit the CareerStep blog.
Carrus delivers quality, trusted healthcare learning content, continuing education, and certification management to new learners, healthcare professionals, and institutions through an integrated technology platform that provides the most seamless healthcare learning experience possible. In more than 25 years, Carrus through its CareerStep and CareerCert divisions has trained over 140,000 learners for new careers, partnered with more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide, and educated over 100,000 healthcare professionals.